Organic Elderberries are said to be crammed full of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and flavonoids. They’ve long been praised for the medicinal qualities dating right back to Hippocrates. Although they have a rather tart taste, they may assist in many common conditions such as chest congestion, colds and flu and arthritis thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
|Botanical Name||Sambuccus nigra|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||Albania/Ukraine|
Is Elderberry Tea Safe To Consume?
Elderberry is quite safe to take and no known side effects of eating/drinking cooked elderberries. Raw elderberries on the other hand should never be consumed as it can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Throughout history elderberries have been a popular culinary ingredient. Popular elderberry recipes include jams, syrups, liqueurs and pies. The rich flavour of elderberries makes them ideal for mixing with other fruits, including apples, pears and plums.
How To Make The Best Elderberry Syrup For Cold & Flu
- 1/2 cups dried organic elderberry (50 grams)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cups honey
- Put all ingredients (except honey) in a pot and bring mixture to the boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, about 25-30 minutes.
- Let the mixture cool down to room temperature before adding the honey (to ensure the honey's essential enzymes and nutrients are preserved). Stir the honey well until all incorporated.
- Pour mixture into air tight container/jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 months.
How Much Elderberry Syrup Should I take?
Standard dose is 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp for children over 2 years old and 1 Tbsp for adults.
If the flu does strike, it's best to take it straight away and increase the frequency. In this case, take the normal dose every 2-3 hours instead of once a day. You may find your symptoms go away faster and less severe than usual.